I have found P3 laptops in the sub 200 area today so a new motherboard is best found in the McDonald's price region on Ebay or else I would not bother.
I see NEW laptops in the 399 region that should rival this P3 so keep the dollars in firm focus when hunting for parts.
i have acquired a sony vaio pcg-r505jsp laptop. I'm unsure of the system build because i can not get this thing to power up. i know from the labeling that it has a pentium 3 processor and windows xp.
despite the likely battery failure i suspect is the issue with the power, i was told this had suffered some water damage. when i originally acquired this, it was able to boot up, but had no mouse or keyboard functions....
is it possible to get a new mobo for this laptop or am i just wasting my time trying to repair this laptop? i ask about the mobo because i feel that with the issues with the mouse/keyboard not functioning that the issues will be there...originally this was just a means to get a cheap laptop to provide only basic functions for word processor and mobility, but if the mobo is indeed the problem i don't want to get into something that should just be trashed and easier to just replace with a new laptop. finances are an issue, but if the end result is better to just do the new laptop well then need i say more?